Glaxo to Pay $3 Billion for Illegal Promotion of Paxil and Wellbutrin

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As Bloomberg reported on July 5th, 2012, GlaxoSmithKline pleaded guilty to illegal promotion of the drugs Paxil and Weelbutrin and failure to provide clinical data on Avandia as part of a $3 billion settlement with the U.S. (case no. 12-10206, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts). Paxil is an antidepressant drug belonging to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). A study published on May 2nd, 2012 in the online edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, revealed that second trimester antidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth, and third trimester SSRI use (including Paxil) is associated with infant convulsions. Now, AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful, proven advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so anyone can easily and inexpensively deal with cases of Paxil severe adverse events. [http://www.attorneyone.com/paxil-lawsuit/ .

Paxil: severe adverse events threat

Paxil: severe adverse events threat

selective SSRIs, including Paxil, are linked to pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) of mothers who took them during pregnancy.

The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Paxil Side Effects. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.

As Bloomberg reported on July 5th, 2012, GlaxoSmithKline pleaded guilty to illegal promotion of the drugs Paxil and Weelbutrin and failure to provide clinical data on Avandia as part of a $3 billion settlement with the U.S. (case no. 12-10206, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts). Paxil is an antidepressant drug belonging to a group called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This is the largest fraud case in health care in the U.S.

In January 2012, the British Medical Journal published a study revealing that selective SSRIs, including Paxil, are linked to pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) of mothers who took them during pregnancy. According to court documents, a Louisiana couple, Russell and Desiree Figueroa, filed a lawsuit on March 25th, 2011 in Louisiana Western District Court (case no. 2:2011cv00492) alleging that their son suffered birth defects caused by Paxil taken by Desiree during pregnancy.

AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of severe adverse events from Paxil, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Paxil remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”

A study published on May 2nd, 2012 in the online edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, revealed that second trimester antidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with preterm birth, and third trimester SSRI use (including Paxil) is associated with infant convulsions.

AttorneyOne.com has further information on Paxil lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA Attorney One was founded in 2004 and is not a law firm. They offer a nationwide legal service which helps consumers find the best representation for their legal needs. You can learn more about Attorney One at our website http://www.attorneyone.com. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AttorneyOne. Checkout earlier news from us at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9679489.htm.

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